I believe this is a real question, and the evidence indicates that it was a corrupt business practice, but what I am asking is, which of these was not a corrupt business practice. The answer is not clear cut, I think, especially because there is a whole other part of the answer, which is the level of self-awareness.
Frank Norris was right about one thing: the level of self-awareness that one needs to be to really understand the corruption of our system. I don’t actually think that there are any such things as “corrupt business practices”, but I do think that we should all at least take the time to understand the systems and processes that we believe to be corrupt.
I don’t think we should have to start by saying that we’re better off being better off if we do what we were made to do. The truth of the matter is we have a lot of good things going for us, and it would be nice if we could take a look at what we have to offer to ourselves and make an effort to make it a better life. Or at least, we can do more to make it a better life to our children and grandchildren.
Frank Norris was a man who started his business by selling snake oil and then turned it into a legitimate industry. While the practice of selling snake oil was frowned upon in many parts of the country at the time, it was often seen as legal and accepted by the local populace. Once he had his business off the ground, he began selling snake oil. It was a legitimate business that he could easily make money from. But then he began selling snake oil that was not legal in any state.
He started selling snake oil and then he started selling snake oil that was not legal in any state.
And now he’s got business insurance. And he’s got a lawyer. And he’s got lobbyists. And he’s got an entire state government making sure that it’s all legal.
For a long time the idea of corrupt business practices that are legal and accepted by the local populace was something that was held up as a thing that was wrong in all states. Frank Norris was one of those people. He was the author of the standard textbook on business ethics, which has been used by schools and businesses as a “guide” on what to do in the name of morality.
But when it comes to the ethics of the laws that are put in place in our state, some of them are blatantly corrupt. One of these laws is the one that says if you play bingo the day you get convicted of a crime you can’t call your parents. That’s right, under the state of Oregon you can’t call your parents, unless they are in prison.
Which is why the state of Oregon has a very strict “no-call-your-parents” rule. Which means that if you get caught playing bingo and end up in jail for that day, you cant call your parents. It works like a dream.
But the Oregon bingo laws are not the only thing making Oregon a tough place to live. The city of Portland has been in a constant state of riots for several years, and you have to wonder if this is one of those laws that has been intentionally designed to be unfair to businesses like the ones that are at the epicenter of the riot.